Crystals

What are Healing Crystals?

Happy Monday Lovelies!

Today I want to talk about sparkly healing crystals!! Yay!! I want to address a topic that comes up quite often.

What are Healing Crystals, and do they have magical powers?

healing-crystals-wherehumrestsHealing Crystals are simply gemstones that are found in nature, taken from the earth and used for their unique metaphysical and vibrational properties during crystal healing sessions, meditation, or as pieces to have within your environment, used as a holistic tool to improve the energy of your space.

They acquired the name ‘crystals’ from their unique, natural formations during creation in the ground. Crystals are natural energy transmuters and amplifiers, and their perfect geometric crystalline structure makes them amazing tools for helping to “tune” the vibrations of our chakras.

They also help us to calm and focus our mind, and help us to attract more of the energy that we want in our lives. Clear Quartz, for example, acts as a natural “storage device” and can be used to amplify our thought energy (our intentions), making them an amazing tool for working with the Universal Law of Attraction!

Now, this is all WAY advanced stuff, and I go over all of this in more detail in the crystal healing course I offer, but I hope this at least gives you an idea of what healing crystals are and how they are commonly used.

Raw chunks of crystal and stone are often placed in machines that sand and polish them into smooth pieces, which are often referred to as “tumbled stones”, and this is the type of healing crystal that seems to be most popular among practitioners and self-healers. Personally, I love my tumbled crystals!

Do crystals have magical healing powers? I get asked this a LOT and I’m to be very honest and say that the way that I use healing crystals and resonate with how they work is my own way, so I am bit bias here… I personally don’t believe in “magic”, at least in the conventional way that the term is most often used, but some people do. However, I do believe that belief (and intention) is the most powerful force in the Universe, so, with that in mind, if someone truly and deeply believes that crystals have magical healing powers, perhaps maybe for them, they do!

I am more of a practical user of crystals, but I am a HUGE believer in miracles, Universal Source and the power of intention, positive thought, energy and the strength and will of the human Spirit. I believe the real power of healing is within us, and we use healing crystals as a pure and brilliant vibratory tool that aids us in bringing more balance to the natural vibrations within our energy body. I also resonate with being able to use them as tools for energy transmutation (basically purifying energy – recycling negative vibe energy into positive vibe energy, similar to a water filtering system), and the ability to help us amplify our strong and positive intentions that we set forth to bring upon our own emotional and spiritual self-healing.

I view Conscious Beings as their own healers, and the crystal as a natural tool that mother nature and the Universe has provided us with to aid us in our journey to finding more balance, joy and health. I really do believe that the only way there is for you to get a correct answer to this question is for you to use crystals yourself, learn about them, and discover how they work for you, and how they fit within your own unique and beautiful belief system. I will share with you exactly how I use healing crystals and my personal theories of why they work in another post, but for now I will let YOU be the judge as to whether or not my theories and ideas are a good match for your own self-healing practice!

If you are interested in learning more about crystals and crystal healing, or would like to book a session with me, select the appropriate button below.
~ Love & Light, Kerry. x
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Just go with the flow!

img_4275This morning I was compelled to do a reading to share from my “Myths & Mermaids” oracle deck. The more I work with this deck, the more in love I am with it.🐬
I’ve had a few conversations this week with people who are feeling a little overwhelmed by everything on their “to-do list” – so much to do and so little time!! Sound familiar?
This time of the year can become especially manic with everyone starting to plan for the holidays and wanting to make sure they get everything done. In fact, I experienced this just a couple weeks ago!!

I’m the type of person who wants to do everything, and I want to do it NOW!! And because of this, I have to remind myself of two things;
🐚 It’s okay to do things one at a time, so that my full potential, focus and care is going into each activity.
🐚 I need to do things at a pace that is right for me.

If I don’t, I end up feeling frazzled, stressed out and that I’m not accomplishing anything 🙅🏻

Today’s card is reminding us to do just this – to GO WITH THE FLOW and allow things to take their natural course.
This doesn’t mean that you should just sit back and wait for things to happen, no. What it does mean is allowing yourself to do things at a pace that is right for YOU, that you are comfortable with, and allowing yourself to move along with the flow of the process. 🌈

Learn to trust the process, not fight it and you may just find yourself more content, relaxed and peaceful. You may also be pleasantly surprised by the final outcome 😉🌟
Don’t get so caught up in the doing of things that you miss life happening around you. Take it one day at a time, be present and appreciate the work you are doing. Living each day according to a “to-do list” creates unnecessary stress and we can become so consumed by ticking things off the list that we miss out on what we really desire, and what we ARE actually achieving in the process. Set goals instead of tasks! When we become overwhelmed and stressed by our tasks, we are not enjoying what we’re doing. 🌟
~ Namaste, Kerry.
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~ Affirmations for the Spring New Moon ~

Happy Spring Day everyone! It is officially here! ✨✨

IMG_3373I absolutely love watching everything come alive after the quieter, colder months. When the seasons change it can be a really significant time in your life, affecting more than just the weather.

For me, spring feels like a rebirth, a fresh start, and an opportunity to make things happen. It’s also a great time to do some energetic “spring cleaning” ✨ Releasing what no longer serves you and making space for that gorgeous, fresh energy to come in.

Not ONLY is there an energetic shift as the season changes, but today brings a new moon!!! There really is no greater time for some new goals, making new plans and setting your intentions for the months ahead! In the spirit of all things new, I am going to share some affirmations that support this change of season and energetic shift. ✨As we know, our thoughts have a major impact on our day-to-day lives, and affirmations are great way to purposefully choose your thoughts, and being conscious of unwanted, negative thoughts ~ Keeping that VIBE hiiiigh!! ✨✨

I use affirmations daily, and the changes they have had not only on my life but my thoughts also, has been transformational.  Thoughts BECOME things, but YOU have a choice in how those things take shape. The negative thoughts in our mind are really just habitual chatter, and we have the power to change them to something positive. Your power to manifest is in this present moment, RIGHT NOW, and is curating your experiences for tomorrow, next week, next month, next year…etc. What are you thinking right this very minute? Is it positive or negative? Is it something that you want to see come to fruition?

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Affirmations are ‘thought changers’, they are seeds planted in our subconscious that helps us with changing our thought patterns. They are tools to help us set crystal clear intentions, and getting these intentions to manifest. ✨

Change your thinking and you can change your mind!

As promised, here are some affirmations to get you on your way:
✨~ I love life and life loves me.
✨~ I am a magnet for love and happiness.
✨~ I’m abundant and open to new opportunities. The possibilities are limitless.
✨~ I release that which is not serving me to make space for something better.
✨~ All is well; everything is working out for my highest and greatest good.

Here are some tips on how to set those intentions for this new cycle:

Create a sacred space.
This doesn’t need to be hard work. My suggestion is to head outside if you can, grab a crystal or two, maybe a candle and your journal and pen. Whatever sets the tone of a sacred space for you.

Reflect on last month’s intentions.
If you created an intention list last month, go over it, see where you made progress and celebrate your wins. If this is your first time setting intentions, journaling (or even just jotting down some notes) about what happened in the recent past is a good idea, it will bring to light anything situations or feelings that you wish to change or put an end too. You may be surprised to learn what you’re intentionally or unintentionally drawing in.

✨ Set intentions for this coming month / season.
Take a deep breath and centre yourself. Feel yourself connected to the Earth, as a part of the Universal life force energy. Allow your wishes, goals, and intentions to rise from deep within you. Feel them in your body. On a blank page, write out your intentions. My advice would be to keep this list to about 5 (if this is your first time).

✨ Let the Universe step in.
I like to say my intentions out loud, handing them over to the Universe, my guides, and angels, to set the process in place and to help my wishes unfold for the highest good of all involved. I like to ask for their assistance and guidance along the way, that my thoughts and actions keep me on track so that my intentions unfold in the coming month. I may ask that my intentions are manifested in perfect divine timing and that they be for the greatest good of all involved. Take another deep breath and as you exhale, feel the weight and responsibility for these intentions lift. By allowing the universe, source, God, to step in, you will have divine guidance along the way. It’s not up to you alone to make them happen.

Turn your intentions into affirmations.
Without becoming fixated on the intentions for the month, you may like to rephrase them as positive affirmations and repeat them throughout the month. You can create your own affirmations from your intentions, or you can use the ones above. These can become your daily mantras, have them up somewhere where you can look at them and say them a few times a day.✨ You can write them on post-its and stick them to your bathroom mirror! 🙂 You can say them out loud, in your mind, sing them, shout them.. It doesn’t matter HOW you say them, just say them.

You’ll be surprised at how soon you notice your thought patterns changing. You’ll start to notice you feel better about what’s in front of you and the things you didn’t have will automatically begin drawing towards you. When we set intentions authentically, and truly believe that WE DO DESERVE, you will be AMAZED at how quickly your dreams manifest! ✨

If you have any questions about affirmations, setting intentions and manifesting, feel free to get in touch! I am here to bounce any ideas off and guide your on your path to self-fulfilment.
~ Love & Light ~
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~ Cleanse my Mind, Body, and Soul. Part 2…

IMG_3319Last week I discussed the importance of what I call a full mind, body and soul detox and cleanse, and if you have any questions about that or not quite sure what I was talking about, drop me a mail or comment below and I will get in touch!

Today I want to share my personal MBS Detox routine that I set time aside for at least twice a week. If I don’t get a chance to do it, I really start to feel it! My body gets achy, my energy levels drop, I start becoming irritable and cranky, and I just start feeling pretty dreadful. It’s a simple practice that I made a point of regularly incorporating into my week, and like I said previously, I now can’t live without it!!

Before I get into the details, I want to just remind you that this is a practice that I have developed through my own personal self-care and works for my mind, body, and soul. I encourage everyone to find something that works for you and only do what makes you feel 100% comfortable. 

So here’s what I do, it’s really pretty simple and practical. At least twice a week I will use my local gym’s sauna and steam rooms to 1. detox (sauna) and 2. cleanse (steam). Aside from the additional health benefits of steam rooms and saunas, this is my weekly “spring cleaning”.

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I begin in the sauna, and as I’m sitting there feeling my body warm up, I intend that the heat from the sauna is bringing all the negative energy and toxins stored in my body, my mind and my energetic body to the surface. Naturally, the heat of the sauna soothes your nerve endings and warms and relaxes muscles, in turn relieving the tension from your body and minimizing joint pain.

Close your eyes, lay down (or sit) and relax. Breathe deeply in and out, visualising the warm air entering your body, warming up your insides, circulating your body and loosening all that energetic gunk, dis-comfort or pain that is being stored. Starting from your toes, up your legs, through your torso, into your heart and chest, up your throat into your mind and out down your arms and fingers. Feel the heat lifting and carrying that gunk, the aches and pains out of your body through your feet, hand and skin (perspiration). If there is a particular ache in my body, I say “I release what no longer serves me” when I get to it, this helps the body lift it and carry it away. Do this as many times as you feel necessary, and remember intention is everything here!

Once you feel that you have had enough time in the sauna (listen to your body, it will guide you), cool down completely before the next step. You can rinse off in the shower to help cool down.

Cleanse

Once your heart rate has slowed to normal, and you have cooled down, enter the steam room. Repeat the detox process, but with one little difference. Now, as you breathe in the moist air, your intention and visualisation is that the warm, pure air is cleaning and cleansing every part of your body, mind, and energetic body. Feel the white air fill the now cleansed spaces with love, compassion, and gratitude. Intend that the heavy, wet air that surrounds you is a heavy blanket, covering you and clearing away any energetic gunk that lingers in, and around, you.

When you feel you are cleansed and have had enough time in the steam room, wash off and you are set to go!

If you don’t have access to a steam room or sauna, you can also do this in the shower or soaking in the tub which I do if I can’t get to the gym. There is no rule on how long you need to do it for, but I caution when using a sauna and steam room to use common sense, don’t push your body beyond what feels right and comfortable.

Personally, I love the heat from the sauna, and can spend up to an hour in it, but that is ME! I also use tumbled smokey quartz in the steam room to assist with the removal of energetic gunk, but I will go do another post on how you can incorporate healing crystals and essential oils into cleansing exercises.

**If you have low blood pressure, are pregnant or have cardiac issues, please do seek medical advice before-hand. It is often recommended to have short breaks in between sauna and steam room sessions to cool down, i.e. use the sauna for 10 minutes, exit and cool down and enter for an additional 10 minutes.

Regular MBS detox and cleanse goes a long way to a healthy flow of energy through the body, resulting in us feeling more balanced, reducing negative emotions and behaviours, like mood swings, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

Until next time.

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~ Cleanse my Mind, Body, and soul. Part 1~

I’m sure you’re familiar with the benefits that a good detox has on your body; cleansing the body of toxins, regulating our moods and boosting our energy. But why do we stop with just the body? We may not always realise it, but our mind and soul collect just as many toxins as our physical body.

Think about hIMG_3186ow many things run through your mind every day, making sure that you have enough time to get everything done, something didn’t work our quite the way you wanted it to at work, a friend let you down, you’re late to fetch the kids from school and then you get stuck in traffic. Regardless of what your daily life looks like, we often have so much going on in our minds that we rarely every just switch off. So these thoughts accumulate, they go around and around and we go to bed tired, we wake up tired, and so the busy mind starts again.

And then we look at our environment, we are surrounded by energy, and because we are energetic beings it is so easy for us to ‘pick-up’ the yucky, energetic gunk around us. A conversation with a friend who is going through a hard time, it leaves her feeling lighter and consoled but leaves you feeling drained. This is because you have taken on that energetic gunk that she offloaded. It can be even simpler than that, you may be in a meeting room or lecture hall full of people, those people all have their own energetic gunk going on, and you may pick up on some of it (energetically speaking). We pick and drop off energy all day, every day, regardless of where we are and who we’re with.

Think of this energetic gunk as cobwebs, the longer we leave them there, the more dust and bugs they begin to collect ~ our body is the same, this energetic gunk starts collecting, restricting the natural flow of energy, and we can start to feel pretty damn awful!

When I made the decision to follow my dreams and pursue a career in holistic healing, I made a promise to myself to spend a little time each day alone, just me time. Not so easy. I really didn’t find it very easy setting time aside, to be honest, it felt more like a chore than anything else. But I pushed on, and the more I did it, the better I felt. It almost became a habit, and as the days went on, the more time I wanted to spend engaging in a holistic practice of some sort, whether in meditation, spending time with my crystals, doing breathing exercises, yoga, connecting with my spirit family and higher self through tarot and oracle decks, reading or simply soaking in the tub. I started seeing the value in it, and couldn’t understand why I made such a big deal out of it.

When I was getting my Reiki Masters, it was like the light bulb turned on, self-care was probably the most important aspect of any holistic healer and/ or coach. If I am all gunked-up with negative energy, and not taking the steps to ensure that I am cleaning my whole body (mental, emotional and physical), then I cannot be a clear channel through which beautiful, healing energy passes through. I wouldn’t make a very good reiki practitioner!

But this goes even further, as a holistic healer and coach, it is my goal to lift people up, to carry and guide them through their path to self-growth and healing. In order for me to be that emotional, mental and spiritual support that my clients need, I need to ensure that I am in check with myself. So, I do one thing (sometimes more) daily to ensure that I am functioning to my very best ability – mentally, physically and emotionally.

My favourite exercise is something that I have started doing at least twice a week ~ the MBS (Mind, Body, and Soul) Detox and Cleanse. It does wonders for me and gets rid of all the energetic gunk that may be mine, picked up from others, or simply absorbed for my environment. It’s like a new, clean and balanced me every week!

Regular MBS Detox and Cleanse (I like to think of as a whole detox) goes a long way to restoring our body’s natural flow of energy, resulting in us feeling more balanced, happy and energised. Those negative emotions and behaviours, like mood swings, stress, anxiety, insomnia, will start to dissipate. You will sleep better, eat better and feel 100 times better!

So what is this MBS Detox and Cleanse that I’m talking about and how do you do it?? You’ll have to come back tomorrow and read Part 2. 😉

~Love & Light~watermark 1 PNG

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~ The Spring of my Journey ~

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Today, instead of posting a daily reading, I wanted to share something that happened to me yesterday.

It was a bit of a challenging day for me, personally. I had set myself the task of actually writing what had to go into the ‘my story’ section of my website, something I had been putting off and totally not excited about. You see, talking about myself whether written or spoken is not something that has ever come easily to me, in fact, I put it off most times or change the subject. It has definitely been one of the most difficult challenges that I have had to overcome. So, I sat down to my morning ritual, and my animal medicine cards called to me. A Bat medicine card jumped out of the deck before I had even begun to start shuffling properly. Bat Medicine it was, to guide me through the day.

Bat Medicine – Reminding me that in order for my rebirth, the old me needs to pass, I need to let go of all that is holding back that person, face my fears so that my authentic self can blossom and shine. Bat, together with the Rabbit (from our public reading), pretty powerful energies to guide me through this challenge 💪🌞 It took me most of the day, but I got it done… 😅

Sitting in bed last night I suddenly felt my vibration shift radically, it made me feel quite nauseous and I was suddenly completely exhausted. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, I usually feel this vibration after I have done an MBS Detox and Cleanse, maybe not quite as long, or intense, though.

And then my dream… 💭

I dreamt that I was in the ocean, in the company of my loved ones and friends, when the deceased body of a young, blonde girl surfaced. She didn’t look like me, but I knew it was. I was completely shocked and crying heavily as I carried her body onto the shore and gave her body to someone whose face I couldn’t see very well, but all the while I had this incredible sense of calm. 😳 Crazy right? Yes, and no…

This was a message, an affirmation that the passing of the old me has happened. My writing about my story, and how I got to this place, has released the old energies and have allowed for my rebirth to take place!

Often there are times that we see, feel, and hear guidance and mesages that, if taken too literally, can scare the heck out of us (like a bat, or death)! The beauty of tarot, dreams, meditation, visions, or any medium through which we communicate and receive guidance from our higher-self and spirit family, is that it is only ever for our highest and greatest good. 

Thank you for sharing my journey with me, I am always learning, healing and growing. Those who are too scared to face what they fear the most, may you find comfort and see how beautiful and courageous you are.

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~ Get those creative juices flowing! ~

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There has been so much going on, and I am absolutely loooooving the high vibes at the moment! ✨🙌 I recently started introducing essential oils into my daily practice, which I only use aromatically for now, and I just have to share this incredible combo that has got my MOJO flowing this week! The EOs coupled with my gem water has been amaaaazing!! 🔮💫

It has kept my vibe up and given me the CREATIVE BOOST that’s got me through (what can be a tedious process) website building and kept both my focus and energy game strong!! 💕 The late nights and long days staring at a pic screen are paying off, I can’t remember the last time I felt this excited and passionate (let alone creative) about a project! To see my goals manifest is something so special!!

Read more “~ Get those creative juices flowing! ~”

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~ Monday Mandala : Crystal clear intentions ~

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A crystal mandala (or crystalgrid) to set the tone for the week 😀 This was made intuitively as guidance for myself, and anyone else that it calls too! And wow! Our direction is coming through loud and clear ~ balance, clarity (of mind) and crystal clear intentions are what we need to strive for this week 🔆 When do we not need that on a Monday? 😉

Clear Quartz, Jasper, Howlite and Agate provide us with an earthy, grounding combination of protection, balance, and clarity of mind! Could you ask for anything better to set the week off?? 🙌 #mondaymotivation ✨⭐️

Clear Quartz is a powerful healer, amplifying intentions and energy, and protecting from negativity. “I am focused in all that I do”. 💛

Howlite opens and prepares out mind to receive guidance and wisdom from our higher self and spiritual family. Maximizing the flow of energy through our physical bodies, Howlite assists us with clarity of the mind and the elimination of stress & anxiety. “I am pure & clear” 🐚

Jasper, known as the supreme healer, this grounding crystal helps us with focus, motivation, and organizational skills. This powerful stone absorbs all that icky stress and negative energy, bringing balance to our bodies, mind, and emotions. “I am grounded and focused on the task at hand”. ❤️gate brings a delicate energy that helps us achieve balance and stability, improving our mental functions providing clarity. The gentle giant works behind the scenes to overcome any negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. 🌈

Agate brings a delicate energy that helps us achieve balance and stability, improving our mental functions providing clarity. The gentle giant works behind the scenes to overcome any negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. 🌈

what vibe do you get from this grid? I’d love to hear your what you have to say!

Wishing you all a focused and abundant week ahead! Go out, set your intentions and then watch them manifest ⭐️⭐️ ~Love & Light ~ ❤️💛💚💙💜💗watermark 2 PNG

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~ Gratitude Matters ~

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… Name 5 things you were grateful for today and end your day with a #grateful heart. If we go to bed with gratitude in our hearts, we will wake with a grateful heart too. 💙 Gratitude matters!! This simple practice is so “simple” and taken for granted, but can have immeasurable effects of your heart and your life. ⭐️ A grateful heart is a contented heart. A contented heart is a simple heart. And a simple heart leads to a simplified life. 🌿 💕

Gratitude opens the door to simplicity. By choosing #gratitude for something or someone, you will care for them, enjoy them, and waste less energy feeling unfulfilled and seeking more. 🙏🏼✨ We live in a time that preaches discontentment, wanting and needing more that pleases and satisfies temporarily, only to seek further fulfillment. If you choose gratitude in your current existence, you will find that you become less influenced by these empty promises, and find fulfillment and pleasure in the things and people that matter the most – you, your life and your loved ones. 💙 Design the life you deserve, live authentically. 💕🙏🏼💫

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